Review: The Naked Truth by Lilly Cain

18 Jun

The Naked Truth by Lilly Cain (I’m liking the cover!)
Carina Press (June 2011)
e-book: $3.99
ISBN: 9781426891755

Favorite Lines: “She was biting her lower lip. If she’d been Inarrii he would have comforted her by drawing her into a kiss, a taste of her silken lips. he would stroke her mind and body until she could relax enough to be calm. But she was human, and he could feel her confusion and fear in a complex tangle of emotions. That she seemed to have a hint of interest in him must be ignored in the face of what they would have to go through together to attain the truth.” (p. 31 e-ARC)

Captain Susan Branscombe was the victim of brutal torture at the hands of terrorists. Though rescued, she’s now facing an equally brutal accusation: treason.

The only way she can prove her innocence is to allow Asler Kiis, a Confederacy Examiner, to delve into the depths of her mind. Asler is Inarri, the alien race that made contact with Earth just months before. His duty is to find the truth, but when he explores Susan’s mind he can’t resist drawing her into a more intimate experience.

Susan takes comfort in Asler’s heated sensuality. Their erotic sensory exploration chases away the darkness and her body aches for more. But as their desire reaches new limits Susan finds it difficult to suppress the memories she is desperate to forget.

Is the passion they share enough to let Susan push aside her fear and trust Asler, not only with her mind and body but with her ever-opening heart?

The Naked Truth is an erotic short story told in third person. It is a Science fiction romance that takes place over the course of a few days. To give you an idea of the time, the couple first have sex 36 hours after the heroine is healed of the torture she experience at the beginning of the book. This happens by page 79 and there are 108 pages to the story.

It’s a fast forward tale of a human woman falling in love with an alien from another planet. The aliens are touchy people who express their emotions with and intercourse. The aliens look like humans for the most part. However, they are taller and broader. They also have an awesome L’inar. (Ha ha! You gotta read the story to find out what it is and does.)

As with many erotic stories, the majority of the book is filled with lusty emotions and characters acting upon that lust. There is a twist involving oral sex that I strangely understood. I’ve always believed that oral sex is a very personal act. Even more personal than vaginal sex. I saw my belief partially reflected in the book. It was different from what I’ve come to expect in erotic romances.

Honest opinion: The Naked Truth is spicy alien on human, sex filled short story. It’s a simple, yet tingling read that ends in an obvious manner. It is in no way a deep book. I don’t see myself re-reading the story either. However for a book that takes less than an hour to read, it is an amusing distraction to a normally stress filled day.

2 Responses to “Review: The Naked Truth by Lilly Cain”

  1. janicu June 18, 2011 at 10:56 am #

    Nice review. I don’t typically go for erotic fiction, but you give a good idea of what to expect with this short story.

    (You changed your layout again, didn’t you!)

  2. scooper June 18, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    It’s horrible. Every time I see a book review blog that looks like mine I get obsessed with changing mine. What do you think about this one?

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